Melvin Trotter was sentenced to death by the State of Florida for the robbery and murder of Virgie Langford. According to court documents Melvin Trotter would attack Virgie Langford inside of her grocery store during a robbery. Virgie Langford would later suffer a cardiac arrest that was triggered from here injuries. Melvin Trotter would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
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|Initial Receipt Date:||06/18/1987|
|Current Facility:||UNION C.I.|
|Current Release Date:||DEATH SENTENCE|
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On June 16, 1986, Melvin Trotter entered a grocery store in Palmetto, Florida, owned by seventy-year-old Virgie Langford, grabbed Ms. Langford by the neck, and stabbed her seven times with a sixteen-inch-long butcher knife that Trotter had obtained at her store. Although Trotter had cut her eight-inches deep and disemboweled her, Ms. Langford remained alive while Trotter robbed her of money and food stamps. Ms. Langford died later at a hospital after a customer discovered her while she lay bleeding on the floor of her store. Trotter used the money that he stole from Ms. Langford to purchase crack cocaine.
After a trial, a jury found Trotter guilty of robbery with a deadly weapon and first-degree murder and recommended a sentence of death by a nine-to-three vote.